Series: Dragon's Fate #1
Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance
Published by: Samhain Publishing on January 1, 2013
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It’s easy to fall in love. Destiny requires tooth and claw.
Curses are designed to be cruel, but the one afflicting Jordan and his brothers is almost beyond bearing. A dragon born by blood magic, he is an immortal trapped in human form, with only one hope of finding his eternal mate. He must bite her—and pray she lives.
One dark night, he senses the wounded heartbeat of a woman in the shadows, begging him to end her life. Ever the gentleman, he chivalrously obliges her wish. Only to discover three days later that she lives. And has married another.
Celeste always dreamed of marrying for love, but the nightmare of living in her father’s home drives her to wed the Duke of Hudson. Yet on her wedding eve, she is compelled to follow a mysterious man who professes to know her secret. A man with curious blue scales on his muscular arms—whose shadowed eyes reflect a dangerous mix of destiny and desire…
Warning: This novel contains explicit sex, sex in water, four super-hot dragon brothers, and a curse born from magical power that has left them wondering who they are all their lives.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ms. Danes weaves an intriguing tale of magic, romance and the supernatural that captures your interest in a matter of a few paragraphs!
WATERFALL takes us into the world of four elemental dragon brothers, known as Zir, in search of their intended mates who will set them free from the curse that keeps them trapped in human form. When two of the brothers, Jordan and Ferrous come across a shipwreck in Blood Cove, neither expects to find a survivor among the dead. Taking pity on the young, beautiful woman, Jordan decides to end her suffering by offering his lethal bite. What he thinks is an act of mercy soon reveals his destiny when Jordan attends a friend’s wedding only to find the new bride is the same woman he saved on the beach a few days ago and his true mate, now married to another.
This is a fast paced story that skillfully blends the allure of the supernatural with the historical setting of Victorian London. While we’re introduced to all four brothers, this story focuses on Jordan and Celeste’s romance. Jordan is charming, sexy and mysterious…all the makings of a romance hero. I really love his compassion and that he is patient with Celeste even when he knows she is his true mate and she is on the fence about his revelation. Celeste is kind and a bit naive but is also strong, like many she finds herself in an arranged marriage but would rather marry for love and not wealth. The chemistry between them is sultry, sweet and keeps you turning the pages. Due to the story’s length the romance has no time to slowly develop but the plot allows for them to build a more solid relationship by the book’s end.
Lacy Danes’ writing style is eloquent and transports you to the captivating paranormal world she’s created in WATERFALL. There’s glimpses of the Zir’s origins, other supernatural beings and the main characters’ pasts throughout the story, but the author is great at keeping the reader in the dark about some things which I’m hoping will be revealed in time. The ending felt a bit rushed for me, I would have liked a few more chapters but was glad Ms. Danes wrapped Jordan and Celeste’s story with a happy ending. With a powerful romance, magic and a little mystery that adds a gothic feel, WATERFALL is sure to delight readers looking for a new class of dragons!